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Part-Time Students

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) whether unemployed claimants who are solely in receipt of unemployment benefit and are available for and actively seeking work can study part time on courses of advanced education and higher education; and if he will make a statement;(2) whether unemployed claimants who are on income support and available for and actively seeking work can study part time on courses of advanced education; and if he will make a statement.

Yes. Claimants may continue to receive both unemployment benefit and income support whilst studying part time provided they satisfy the availability for work and actively seeking work conditions.